Materialise Manufacturing, a leader in 3-D printing solutions with U.S. operations based in Plymouth Township, has introduced a 100 percent reused powder. The new offering, the company states, significantly reducing powder waste, creating a more sustainable option for 3-D printing. The company’s Bluesint PA 12 service allows selective laser sintering waste — up to 70 percent of the powder — to be recovered and print new parts.
The production of standard PA 12 powder generates more than seven kilograms of CO2. Bluesint PA 12 offer a 30 percent reduction of these emissions, which, combined with the waste-reduction benefits, makes it a leader in sustainable 3-D printing powder. “3D printing has established itself as a powerful and sustainable manufacturing solution for the production of smaller, customized parts by enabling localized production, but it is vital that our industry continues to invest in new ways to make the 3-D printing process itself more sustainable,” says Jurgen Laudus, vice president and general manager of Materialise. “Through innovations like our Bluesint PA 12 service, Materialise empowers its customers to make a choice for sustainability.” The powder went through extensive beta testing after it was announced last year. One customer that participated was The […]
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